Language Acquisition: Asst or Assoc Prof at U of Hawaii, USA

Thu Sep 27 03:11:27 UTC 2001

With apologies for cross-posting.

Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa invites applications for
a full-time tenure-track position (position no. 83119), to begin August 1,
2002, pending availability of position and funding.

The Linguistics Department of the University of Hawai'i Manoa has a
long-standing commitment to the study of Pacific and Asian languages,
creoles and pidgins, typological and functional approaches to linguistics,
and language acquisition. Typical teaching arrangements are two courses,
either graduate or undergraduate, per semester, with time for research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in linguistics or a related area (applicants
presently pursuing a Ph.D. must offer evidence that the all degree
requirements will have been completed before date of hire).  Applicants
will be expected to have produced high quality research on the development
of language, and be able to teach (1) undergraduate courses covering the
basics of language acquisition both for students with a considerable
background in linguistics and for undergraduates with no linguistics
background; (2) graduate courses on selected topics in the field.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Focus on early development of language,
including morphosyntax and phonology; interest in ethnographic and
longitudinal methods; ability to use and teach the CHILDES system and
associated analysis programs; ability to teach introductory
neurolinguistics; interest in collaborating on obtaining research grants
with faculty in Linguistics and/or Psychology and in creating
opportunities for research by undergraduates.  We are especially
interested in applicants who are willing and able to collaborate with
existing cross-disciplinary programs in Developmental Psychology and
Cognitive Science.

MINIMUM SALARY: Assistant Professor: $42,000; Associate Professor: $51,000
(currently under negotiation).

TO APPLY: send letter of application, copies of key publications, and
three letters of reference to Chair, Department Personnel Committee,
Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1890 East-West
Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.

CLOSING DATE: We will begin to evaluate applications and supporting
materials by December 15, 2001. Decision-making will begin shortly

INQUIRIES: Same address as applications. We regret that we cannot accept
applications by fax. E-mailed applications must be followed by hard copy
postmarked (priority mail) by December 15, 2001. (E-mail address:
linguist at Please note that we cannot ensure that all e-mail or
fax communications in regard to this position will be answered.

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